David Meister

David Meister heads Skadden’s Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime Group in New York. Having served twice in federal law enforcement — most recently as enforcement director of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and previously as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York — Mr. Meister has more than 25 years of experience litigating enforcement and white collar crime matters from both the prosecution and the defense perspectives. He was named as a White Collar, Regulatory and Compliance Trailblazer by The National Law Journal in 2018 and has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Meister graduated from the University of Delaware and earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.